GALIEN — Don Bryce Goodenough, age 80, of Galien, Michigan, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019, in LaPorte, Indiana, in the presence of his family.
He was born May 24, 1938, in La Porte, Indiana, the younger of two sons of Herbert and Geraldine Goodenough. He married Anna “Anne” Irene Holston August 4, 1962, in Buchanan, Michigan. She survives.
Don was a great farmer, living and working on the farm built by his great grandfather during the Civil War. He loved having family meals and playing Euchre. His kids and grandkids will remember him as being a great teaser (although his family says they still haven’t figured out his sense of humor).
Don was a proud member of the Galien United Methodist Church his entire life. He was active in the Galien Men’s Breakfast Group and enjoyed spending time with his friends coming up with ways to better the community. Don was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. As long as he was physically able, he would drop whatever he was doing to go help someone in need.
Don will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six and a half years, Anne Goodenough of Galien; two daughters, Dee Anne (Jeff Lashua) Goodenough-Lashua of Buchanan, Karen Goodenough of Galien; two sons, Craig (Kris) Goodenough of Galien, Doug (Lisa) Goodenough of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren, Kaitlin Goodenough, Haley Goodenough, Alyssa Lashua, Lena Lashua, Paitynn Lashua, Michael Lashua; one brother, Duane (Dorothy) Goodenough of Galien; nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter, Grace Anne Goodenough.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Mr. Goodenough will be laid to rest beside his infant daughter, Grace Anne, in Galien Township Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Don to either Galien United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 266, Galien, Michigan 49113; or, Red Bud Area Ministries (RAM LOVE), 708 North Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, Michigan, 49107.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan, 49128. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.